Many patients are told their dental plan covers services 100%. This can create confusion, because not all dentists are in network. This means they are unrestricted in the services they provide, but fees may be slightly higher than a restricted network provider. Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
Isn't the best time to place an implant the same visit as when a tooth is extracted? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
As people decide to invest in themselves or not, a question arises about durability or longevity. Will they break? Will they fall off? If they fall off, can't they just be put back on? Dr Lance Timmerman explains....
How many implants are needed to restore an entire arch of teeth? Is the All on Four process the best? Dr Lance Timmerman explains
Everyone wants value. If you can get the same thing for less cost, then it makes sense. Are $1999 dental implants the same thing as dental implants in other offices that charge more? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
The All-on-4 procedure is a great graftless option to restore function when complete tooth loss occurs. However, over time the taste and smell may require replacing the restoration that is attached to successful implant placement. The Deutsch Removable Bridge may be the solution, and Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
Nothing lasts forever. Cavities can still happen under crowns or bridges, so what do you do? The dentist says to replace it, but can't it still be used? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
Dr Lance Timmerman from Seattle explains how we can have a straight and beautiful smile "instantly" and why these terms use quotation marks when in print!
People often warn against dentures as a life altering compromise that leads to misery and agoraphobia. Even some dentists say similar things. While dentures should be avoided when given a choice, they CAN be fantastic alternatives to having NO teeth. Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
Dr Timmerman explains the age limitations for dental implants.
A question was asked about candidacy for porcelain veneers, specifically that if they had old fillings or decay, would they need that fixed FIRST? Need two dentists? Dr Timmerman explains.
As tooth become loose due to bone loss from periodontal disease, they can become unstable and unappealing visually. Dr Timmerman was asked if this can be corrected with porcelain veneers.
(The short answer: sorta)
A common question, nearly universal, is regarding toothpaste. Is it necessary? Aren't they all the same? What is the best? Dr Lance Timmerman explains.
A common issue is when people call a dental office and ask what the fee is. However, without SEEING a person, we have no idea what we are working with, no matter what they insist during the call. There are many factors, and Dr Timmerman touches on a few of them.
No. Not all oral appliances are the same, so if one didn't work for you it does NOT mean NONE will work. But which one is the best? That is one of the most common questions Dr Lance Timmerman in Seattle gets every day.
The answer may surprise you.
Dr Lance Timmerman sometimes has to remake dental work, including porcelain veneers. Sometimes it is simply to use a more white color, but sometimes it is due to decay or other issues. Is it bad for the teeth?
Dr Lance Timmerman near Seattle is uniquely trained to place Botox and dermal fillers, both for dental issues as well as cosmetic. It is common for people to be surprised that he CAN offer it, so this episode may answer your questions.
Dr Timmerman is often asked, "Should I do braces or should I do veneers?" That is not a simple answer!
Dr Lance Timmerman DMD is often asked about age limits for treatment, as in, "Am I too old for braces?" Here he explains.
I don't know about you, but some things just CAN'T have "corners cut". Brain surgery, heart surgery.... ANY surgery, should be precise. Dental implants are no different. How precise CAN they be? Once you hear how Dr Lance Timmerman does HIS dental implant surgeries, I don't think you will want it ANY other way.
Dr Lance Timmerman DMD explains some common options when a permanent crown breaks. Can it be fixed? Must it be replaced? Is it time for dentures?
Dr Lance Timmerman knew he needed something better for dental impressions. After traumatizing his wife and learned what a gag reflex is, he was determined to find a better alternative. Digital dental impressions are the answer!